The wait was interminable.
The pizza was ridiculous.
Without a doubt the best Pizza Napoletana I’ve had. I haven’t had it in Naples, but our daughter has. She agrees. I am not the most experienced, but I’ve had Sorbillo/Zia esterina, keste, Don Antonio by Starita, and Pizza Secret off the top of my head. (All in NY) This is another level. The dough is light yet chewy. The pizza while still wet like a Napoletana style, was not soupy.
Definitely some hiccups with the waiting list. I’m sure once things settle in they’ll figure it out. I’m not trying to whitewash this, it took us close to 3 hours to be sat. I was as annoyed as I’ve ever been in a restaurant. Told my daughter there was zero chance this was going to be worth the wait. I’m not saying I’ll wait three hours again but the pizza made me not want to kill anyone any longer.
I have no clue. I was commenting only on the 3-hour wait. BYOBs can give booze away (for example, Butcher Block had a cooler of beer outside for waiting customers), but they can’t charge for it. They do have the ability to keep people from leaving or feeling negatively by providing some nosh.
I have not been since my first visit. I think the trick is to get there about 1:30 and place your order when he opens at 2 as I’m not sure they even answer the phone. At least that’s what we were told when we thought we had ordered online but the site was in testing and the order was actually for the following week. d’oh!
The online ordering from the website is still not operational.
I was in the neighborhood last Saturday and drove by around 3 and there was no line. Stopped at the window, excited. Anthony was in the back making pizzas. I shouted back with glee that I’ll gladly order. He said, great the next order should be ready for pickup after 7:30PM. Foiled again. Place your orders, in person, at 2PM when he opens.
On the upside, I’m looking forward to this beer with the pie.
I ordered from her sat around 5:30 pm …5 pies was scheduled a 6:15 pm pickup. They were not very busy when I picked up. But the pies 3 Margherita and 2 Fileti, were really really really good. Crust had a nice chew, very moist but not gummy with an equally spaced light char all around. I was delighted there was minimal wait on a Saturday evening however the miserable weather probably contributed to it.
With Nicholas Creamery right across the street I definitely see myself making the 35 min drive more frequently .